O’Farrell to privatise road maintenance

By Paul Hemsley and Julian Bajkowski The New South Wales government is planning to outsource the state’s $900 million a year road maintenance operations in a move that will send around 500 public sector jobs to private contractors. The government has confirmed that the Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) of NSW is now finalising  the […]

Cowra mayor slams infrastructure strategy

By Julian Bajkowski New South Wales Premier Barry O’Farrell’s new state infrastructure strategy has come under heavy fire from a prominent regional leader after the Mayor of Cowra, Bill West, slammed the new blueprint as deficient and Sydney-centric. “There’s no ‘State’ in this strategy – it’s all to do with alleviating Sydney’s traffic problems with […]

Mobility scooter restrictions parked

By Paul Hemsley Holroyd City Council’s push for the state government to crackdown on motorised scooter use has been rejected at the Local Government and Shires Associations of New South Wales (LGSA) Conference in Dubbo. This loss is a roadblock for local government calls for tougher regulation of the use of motorised scooters and electric […]

Billboards contracted throughout Sydney

By Paul Hemsley Billboard sites around the Sydney area will be increased following a contract between oOh!media and the NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS). The long term contract will see 27 billboard sites, including 10 overbridge faces built on the F5 and F3 motorways and 17 existing sites. oOh!media CEO, Brendon Cook said the […]

Sydney uses iPad to stop disabled parking fraud

By Paul Hemsley Tablet technology from Apple is assisting City of Sydney Rangers to identify and fine people fraudulently parking their cars in disabled spots. In a trial phase for Rangers to access the state government database of Australian Disability Parking Scheme (ADPS) cards that have been lost, stolen, destroyed, revoked, or were once for […]


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